A loan of $1,525 helped a member to pay for agricultural inputs, seeds, small farming equipment, and labour costs.


Danaya 1 Group's story

The members of the "Danaya 1" group are married women who are on average 40 years old with three children and all live in traditional households in Pourè, one of the towns in San, the fourth administrative region of Mali.
They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to manage their agricultural activities properly during the rainy season.
They are on their third loan with the institution, and all their previous loans were repaid properly.
Ms. Nana, the woman standing third from the right in the photo, grows peanuts as her main crop.
With her loan, she intends to pay for agricultural inputs, seeds, small farming equipment, and labour costs to farm 0.5 hectares.
The produce will be sold at the town level and in San, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women.
She intends to realize a profit of 40,000 FCFA at the end of the season.
This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Alima, Sitan, Kadia , Wassa , Ami Solo , Sali , Bintou, Nana , Tenin , Setou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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